Purge at DIA & Pentagon
The neo-conservative clique around defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld has begun to systematically oust ?Arabists? from leading posts in the Pentagon and Defense Intelligence Agency. [...]
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was the successor to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) after the Second World War. Its heyday was during the Cold War. CIA considers itself as the senior intelligence service among the US Intelligence Community. Before the establishment of the Defense Clandestine Service (DCS), it was the only agency able to carry out clandestine operations, through its National Clandestine Service (NCS).
Several events in recent days suggest that the Defense Department's hold on international relations is beginning to crumble. That's highly important because behind current U.S. policy concerning international security lie deep internal cracks between the State Department and the American [...]